The Attorney General’s Chambers' integrity must be upheld, through progressive policies, the appropriate application of the law, professionalism, excellence and discipline, in relation to the work of the state. The principles of fairness, independence, and accountability, whether acting as principal legal adviser, in the public interest or as civil litigator; must be maintained in order to secure the confidence of Cabinet colleagues and the public at large.
In acting as the Government’s Legal Adviser, whether on civil matters or on criminal justice policy, or in lending his/her name to civil proceedings on behalf of the Government, which are conducted in his/her name, the Attorney General acts independently in the sense that he/she gives impartial legal advice. However, when providing such advice he/she is acting on behalf of and as a member of the Government, and is bound by the principle of collective responsibility. Whereas, on the other hand, the Attorney General acts as guardian of the public interest, he/she is acting in a wholly independent and quasi-judicial capacity and not as a member of the Government.
The assistance offered to the Vincentian community by the Chambers’ pro bono assistance, has reached a wide spectrum of the nation’s population.